Mayor Of Beverley Issues COVID-19 Message To Residents

Mayor Of Beverley Issues COVID-19 Message To Residents
October 16, 2020

The Mayor of Beverley, Councillor Tom Astell, has recorded a Covid-19 message of support. He warns that the East Riding is at a ‘tipping point’ in the region.

The Mayor also thanks all those in Beverley who have pulled together and supported the community during these difficult times.

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Former Beverley Mayor Calls For COVID Hardship Fund

Former Beverley Mayor Calls For COVID Hardship Fund
September 7, 2020

The Labour group on Beverley Town Council has called for a fund to help the town recover from the crippling impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently, the council holds around £750,000 which Labour councillors believe could offer vital help to residents and businesses who are now struggling financially after five months of lockdown.

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Part-Pedestrianisation Pilot For Saturday Market Welcomed By Lib Dems

Part-Pedestrianisation Pilot For Saturday Market Welcomed By Lib Dems
July 24, 2020

Liberal Democrat councillors on Beverley Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have given their support for plans to pilot a part-pedestrianisation scheme in Beverley’s Saturday Market.

The majority of businesses surveyed are overwhelmingly behind the scheme, which will see an extension to the pavement area from the Grapes to the Yorkshire Bank, taking in the King’s Head and businesses on the east of Saturday Market as well as Browns.

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Beverley Accepted As Member To Modern Hanseatic League

Beverley Accepted As Member To Modern Hanseatic League
June 6, 2020

Medieval Beverley, one of England’s leading manufacturing towns in the middle ages, reached down through 600 years of history yesterday, to provide a much-needed boost for its modern-day residents when it was confirmed from a meeting taking place in Germany, that Beverley had been accepted as a member of the Modern Hanseatic League.

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Beverley Town Council Elect Youngest-Ever Mayor Virtually

Beverley Town Council Elect Youngest-Ever Mayor Virtually
May 11, 2020

History was made on two counts in  Beverley on Monday evening when the town’s youngest-ever mayor, Cllr Tom Astell, 24,  was elected using virtual meeting technology.

The ancient Mayor making ceremony was conducted online, with councillors electing their new mayor from their own homes due to the lockdown restrictions.

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Mayor Encourages Residents To Celebrate Beverley Virtual VE 75 Day

Mayor Encourages Residents To Celebrate Beverley Virtual VE 75 Day
May 7, 2020

Beverley Town Council had big plans to commemorate this special 75th anniversary of VE Day along with many other organisations, groups and churches within the town.  Due to the present pandemic of Coronavirus, all these activities had to be cancelled. 

However, this does not stop them from commemorating and celebrating this special occasion in our own homes following the government regulations ‘Stay at Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives’.  

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Beverley Town Councillors Delivering Life-Saving PPE To Care Homes

Beverley Town Councillors Delivering Life-Saving PPE To Care Homes
May 4, 2020

Councillors from Beverley Town Council are delivering life-saving, PPE face shields to key workers in the care home sector in Beverley.

The face shields have been designed by the engineering department at Hull University, who have been working round the clock with NHS consultants and industrial partners to create a state of the art face shield to protect health workers against the Covid 19 virus.

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Mayormaking Ceremony To Be Conducted Virtually For The First Time

Mayormaking Ceremony To Be Conducted Virtually For First Time
May 1, 2020

The 413th Mayor of Beverley will be chosen later this month using Zoom virtual meeting technology.  Beverley Town Council says the move to do this signals its determination to continue its civic traditions despite the lockdown. 

The ancient office of the Mayor of Beverley dates back to 1573. It is usually passed on each May at the annual Mayormaking ceremony at Beverley’s Guildhall.

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COVID-19 Support Group Started By Local Volunteer

COVID-19 Support Group Started By Local Volunteer
March 16, 2020

As anxiety grows around the current spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, many communities are looking to local, grassroots activism to create support networks in the face of what can often seem confusing, not to say conflicting advice.

The latest in the East Riding area is the new Beverley Community COVID-19 Support Group. It has been launched by community leader and volunteer, Jackie Heffer, following similar initiatives that are springing up nationwide.

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